Stay Healthy Blog

Stay Healthy with Mercyhealth, offers everyday tips, practical strategies and perspectives for your health and wellness, as well as timely discussion from a variety of doctors, specialists and experts. Our blogs covers a variety of topics intended to help our patients make healthy decisions in their everyday life while also informing members of the Mercyhealth community of changes occurring throughout our organization.

We cover topics ranging from different areas of the news, to healthy recipes that you can use at home. At Mercyhealth we believe that a lifestyle does not end when you leave the doctor’s office, and that’s why we work to make sure you have the knowledge to live the healthiest life possible.

Rockford Register Star: ‘Bone-a-fide’ healing

New casting technology gives Rockford families a break when dealing with breaks ROCKFORD, IL/Rockford Register Star — For thousands of years, casts have been used to treat fractures to our bones. Historians say the earliest techniques used waxes, resins, egg whites and ...

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Head Lice: A Common Back-to-School Problem

Summer is almost over and kids will soon be off to school. No parent wants to get that phone call saying that their child has head lice. And no parent wants to discover that their child has brought lice home! Head ...

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Rockford Register Star: Rockton Teacher; ALS Trailblazer Dies

ROCKTON — Kris Grahnke always put his students first. He taught special education at Whitman Post Elementary School from 2014 to 2016 as he battled Lou Gehrig’s disease — formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. He received the diagnosis in spring ...

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